Category: Weather

Governor Lamont extends state’s severe cold weather protocol through February 2, urges residents to prepare for below normal temperatures for next two weeks

HARTFORD, CT – Governor Ned Lamont on Tuesday announced that due to trends in the forecast indicating that temperatures in Connecticut will generally average about 10 degrees below normal for the next two weeks, he is directing the state’s severe cold weather protocol – which he activated on Friday, January 14 – to remain in…

Governor Lamont announces six Connecticut counties approved for federal agriculture disaster declaration due to Hurricane Ida

Farmers in Approved Areas Are Eligible to Apply for Emergency Loans Due to Production Losses HARTFORD, CT – Governor Ned Lamont on Tuesday announced that he has received notice from U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack that an agriculture disaster declaration has been approved for portions of Connecticut due to the impact of the…

Eversource Crews Responding as Tropical Storm Henri Comes Ashore with Heavy Rains and Strong Winds

Energy company reminds customers to stay clear of downed power lines and report outages BERLIN, CT – Thousands of line and tree crews from as far away as Texas, Oklahoma, Florida, Canada and beyond are working non-stop to restore power to Eversource customers following intense rain and high winds from Tropical Storm Henri. Workers are…

Governor Lamont implements empty tractor trailer, tandem tractor trailer and motorcycle ban on I-95 beginning 11 a.m. due to Hurricane Henri

HARTFORD, CT – Governor Ned Lamont announced last night that due to the severe weather anticipated to impact Connecticut from Hurricane Henri, he is implementing a travel ban on all empty tractor trailers, tandem tractor trailers, and motorcycles on Interstate 95 effective at 11:00 a.m. on Sunday, August 22, 2021, until further notice. “During peak…

Connecticut Department Of Public Health Issues Warning About Carbon Monoxide Poisoning With The Possibility Of Damage Being Caused By Tropical Storm/Hurricane Henri

HARTFORD, CT – With Tropical Storm/Hurricane Henri expected to impact Connecticut starting early Sunday morning, the Connecticut Department of Public Health wants to remind the public of the dangers of carbon monoxide poisoning from improper use of fuel burning equipment during power outages. The winds from the storm are expected to be sustained at 35…

Connecticut Attorney General Tong warns consumers in the state to be vigilant of price gouging ahead of Hurricane Henri

Hartford, CT – As Hurricane Henri heads for Connecticut, Attorney General William Tong is warning Connecticut consumers to be vigilant of price gouging and price hikes. During states of emergency, price gouging is illegal and this includes in demand items such as generators and gas. “Price gougers take advantage of our fear. We’re all worried…